There are 7 ways to get from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) by bus, plane, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Vigo, fly to Bilbao  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Tabagón to Puxeiros
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Bilbao (BIO) VGO - BIO

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Bus Ouibus  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Valença to Bilbao Ouibus

$36 - $50

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Bus, train to Santiago de Compostela, fly to Bilbao  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tabagón to Vigo
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  3. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Bilbao (BIO) SCQ - BIO

Bus to Vigo, fly to Pamplona, bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Tabagón to Puxeiros
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Pamplona (PNA) VGO - PNA
  3. Take the bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki

Train  •  12 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Guillarey to Bilbao-Abando Ic

$94 - $117

Bus MonBus  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Tabagón to Vigo Tui
  2. Take the bus from Vigo to Bilbao Ouibus

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) 461.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The distance between France and Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 504 km. The road distance is 737.8 km.

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The best way to get from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO), including transfers.

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The best way to get from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is to train which takes 12 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from Vigo Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 1 h ahead of France. It is currently 9:42 AM in France and 10:42 AM in Bilbao Airport (BIO).

Yes, the driving distance between France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) is 738 km. It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to drive from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO).

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Iberia offers flights from Vigo Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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There are 433+ hotels available in Bilbao Airport (BIO). Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO).
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  • Distance: 315.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

What companies run services between France, Viana do Castelo, Portugal and Bilbao Airport (BIO), Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $110 and the journey takes 10 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from France to Bilbao Airport (BIO) via Tabagón, Vigo, Bilbao, and Termibus in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$40 - $360
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Flights from Vigo to Pamplona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Vigo to Pamplona via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Guillarey to Bilbao-Abando
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Automoviles de Tuy, S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 986 61 02 55
Website
automovilesdetuy.es
Bus from Tabagón to Puxeiros
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
automovilesdetuy.es
Bus from Tabagón to Vigo
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
automovilesdetuy.es
Autobuses La Union
Phone
94 476. 50. 07
Website
autobuseslaunion.com
Bus from PAMPLONA/IRUÑA Vuelta - Estación to Bilbao/Bilbo-Termibus/Geltoki
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
La Union
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
monbus.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Vigo to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Valença to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Ouibus

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